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Species Nectopsyche exquisita

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Integripalpia
Infraorder Brevitentoria
Superfamily Leptoceroidea
Family Leptoceridae (Long-horned Caddisflies)
Genus Nectopsyche (White Millers)
Species exquisita (Nectopsyche exquisita)
Other Common Names
the name White Miller does not apply exclusively to N. exquisita; it is also used for other species of Nectopsyche as well as for the genus in general
Explanation of Names
Nectopsyche exquisita (Walker 1852)
body 11-17 mm
Adult: body long and slender; antennae banded dark and pale brown, much longer than body; head and thorax yellowish-brown and covered with white hair; forewing with brownish-yellow crossbands and four square black spots on posterior margin near apex(1)
e. & so. US & adjacent Canada (NS-SK)
larvae live in standing or slow-moving water that has a sandy bottom and aquatic vegetation
adults may be found resting near the larval habitat during the day, but are nocturnal and attracted to light
adults present spring to fall
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Insects
Roger G. Bland, H.E. Jaques. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.